The Shrine of the Báb, Mount Carmel, Haifa, Israel. On October 20, Baha’is celebrate the Holy Day commemorating the Birth of the Báb, who was born in Shiraz, Persia.

The Báb (1819-1850) was the Martyr-Prophet of the Bahá’í Faith. His mission was to proclaim the imminent arrival of Him Whom God shall make manifest, namely Baha’u’llah (1817-1892), the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith. Baha’is observe the Holy Day by abstaining from work and holding joyous meetings open to all.

There are no prescribed ceremonies but gatherings usually involve prayers, devotional readings, music, and fellowship.